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Professor of Cultural Sociology
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
affiliations: the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science
Teaches in: Bachelor, Research Master and PhD programs in sociology at the University of Amsterdam.
Principal Investigator, Towards a Comparative Sociology of Beauty (ERC Starting grant, 2010-2015)
Editor-in-chief: HUMOR International Journal of Humor Research
Program Director (with Olav Velthuis) of the program group Cultural Sociology at the AISSR.
Columnist, Sociologisch Mokum
A new, updated and revised edition of Good Humor, Bad Taste will be published in 2014.
In July 2014, the annual conference of the International Society for Humor Studies will be in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The conference is organized by Sibe Doosje, Jeffrey Goldstein and myself. For more information: see the site and the blog.
As of January 1, 2014, we have founded a new program group in Cultural Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. More information about the group, its members and our research program can be found here.
cultural sociology and sociology of culture, social theory, media studies, comparative-historical sociology, process sociology, globalization and transnational culture, sociology of beauty and the body, humor, media, television, translation, cultural industries and production of culture, popular culture, sociology of taste, and of course, the bicycle
M.A. (cum laude), cultural anthropology, Utrecht University (1995)
PhD (cum laude), sociology, University of Amsterdam (2001)
(Photograph courtesy of Bob Bronshoff.)